Julian Dashper, John Nixon & Jan van der Ploeg in The Smoothing of Things, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

Julian Dashper, John Nixon, and Jan van der Ploeg in The Smoothing of Things, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

Among these eleven artists a ‘smoothing’ operates. It operates differently whether thick and buttery or applied in slickly layered glazes. The painter’s attentiveness, whether pressing, rubbing or sealing over warp and weft or board, creates an intimate relation between their touch and our being touched.

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Noel Ivanoff: Skin Cradles, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

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Noel Ivanoff, Cut block (crate) painting 1 Acrylic paint on polystyrene form mounted within a crate construction 795 x 345 x 435mm August 14 – September 4, 2010 Noel Ivanoff’s formalistic painting practice has been marked by a sheer determination to innovate new possibilities in the language of painting’s surfaces and supports. His explorations into painting as sculptural constructions were first seen in the crate-like works in his exhibition Fabrication (Vavasour-Godkin Gallery, 2007) and the […]

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